Is your business ready for Canada’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA)?

Is your business ready for Canada’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA)?

The proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act will address the needs of Canadians who rely on digital technology and respond to feedback received on previous proposed legislation. This law will ensure that the privacy of Canadians will be protected and that innovative businesses can benefit from clear rules as technology continues to evolve. This includes:

  • Increasing control and transparency when Canadians’ personal information is handled by organizations;

  • Giving Canadians the freedom to move their information from one organization to another in a secure manner;

  • Ensuring that Canadians can request that their information be disposed of when it is no longer needed.

  • Establishing stronger protections for minors, including by limiting organizations’ right to collect or use information on minors and holding organizations to a higher standard when handling minors’ information;

  • Providing the Privacy Commissioner of Canada with broad order-making powers, including the ability to order a company to stop collecting data or using personal information; and

  • Establishing significant fines for non-compliant organizations—with fines of up to 5% of global revenue or $25 million, whichever is greater, for the most serious offences.

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“In today’s economy, Canada’s competitiveness depends on our ability to use digital innovation to harness the power of data. Safety and trust must be the foundation of this new digital economy. By introducing the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022, we are ensuring that Canadians can trust when and how their information is being used. It will also give businesses clear rules to support their efforts to innovate with data and will introduce a new regulatory framework for the responsible development of artificial intelligence systems, while recognizing the need to protect young people and their information. This will not only promote confidence in the digital space but also ensure a safe, more inclusive and secure digital economy for the benefit of all Canadians.”
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Who will be impacted by CPPA?

Who will be impacted by CPPA?

The CPPA would impact All Canadian small, medium, and enterprise businesses that collect, use, or disclose personal data in Canada or internationally.

What do you need to do to make your business CPPA Complaint?

What do you need to do to make your business CPPA Complaint?

  • You must obtain meaningful consent to collect, use, or distribute consumer information.

  • You must make it easy for individuals to transfer their information from one organization to another.

  • You must dispose of personal information securely and allow individuals to withdraw their consent.

  • You must be transparent about how your business uses algorithms or systems.

  • Your organization must maintain a privacy management program.

  • Report Data Breaches as soon as possible.

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